September 11, 2008
September 9, 2008
monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday & sunday
did you ever used to customize your KEDS sneakers? draw on them and then your friends would draw on them, write notes or sign their name? i did. i wish i still had them....those and my cropped black denim jacket (with a light stone wash) that i used to wear daily, and by the time i retired it it had about 50 buttons that i'd pinned all over it.
im feeling nostalgic....
September 6, 2008
"Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."
September 2, 2008
and another film, recommended by my folks that we cant wait to see is Trouble The Water, a documentary about Katrina, as experienced by a married couple in New Orleans who caught the first day of the storm on camera & follows them as they live through the aftermath. It's only playing for another week or so at the Sunset 5 Laemmle theatre & the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.
my husband and i watched another absolutely beautiful film last night called We Are Together. Its a documentary (showing on HBO) about the Agape Children's Choir in South Africa. The film follows the lives of these children who have all lost their parents to AIDS, & their crisis and victory while living in a small orphanage together. so incredibly moving and uplifting and infuriating and inspiring at the same time.
August 30, 2008
August 27, 2008
i have come to many realizations. It is okay for me to be myself, as I was created to be. I dont live for my career, I value work as worship. I live for heart to heart connections, personal transformation, service to the world of humanity, learning and love. I was designed with love and purpose, import and care. My job is to shine, beam those qualities that I have been given, and shine them in the way I was designed to shine them, whatever that may look like. I was born with a connection to my Creator and I know that we all were. I know that I serve through my heart. Its my job. my noble purpose. my mission. my asignment. and I'm honored to serve, to be, to live, to work, to know this truth.
my mom and i watched volume 1 of an incredible film on hbo called the blacklist. a series of interviews and portraits of african-american leaders, activists, artists and athletes, discussing their personal stories and covering the wiiiide range of experiences of being black in america. a collaboration of photographer timothy greenfield-sanders (who directed the film) and journalist elvis mitchell.
while reading one of my favorite blogs, my favorite color is shiny, i learned about a balloon wish release that took place all over the world last week. in honor of two lovely people, Stephanie and Christian, who were injured in a private plane crash and are now in what is expected will be a several month long recovery, their close family and friends and blog readers and inspired ones were invited to release balloons on the same day, with prayers, notes, thoughts of well wishes, healing and love attached. so moving. my love and thoughts and prayers go out to Stephanie and Christian!
August 12, 2008
July 4, 2008
June 25, 2008
love this clock by thorunn arnadottir! how creative!
the whole necklace represents one solar day. each bead represents 5 minutes. the red and orange beads are the whole hours. the silver bead is midnight and the gold bead is noon!
AND you can wear it as a necklace!
(thanks for sharing, innumerable goods*)
my great aunt's birthday was monday, she turned 82 years old. every year for my birthday since i can remember, my auntie has sent me a check, she matches every year of mine to the dollar, plus one year to grow on. she's been doing this for everyone in the family for ages. this year, she asked not to be given any gifts; no clothes, no shoes or hats, scarves, etc. because she already has all of these things and doesn't wear half of them anyway she says. so instead of getting a bunch of "things" this year, each of her children gave her 83 dollars! $82 plus one to grow on. Now she can buy whatever she wants and needs*
so happy birthday auntie!
these pics were taken in one of my favorite places in the world, my great auntie and grandmother's home in chicago, il.